|Minimum GPA:||3||Language(s) of Instruction:||English|
|Class Status:||Graduate||Open to non-GW students:||No|
|Level of Immersion:||Short Term Abroad|
Germany: "Successful Leadership in Europe" Short-Term Exchange with EBS
Is this program for me?
The European Business School (EBS) is a leader in finance, logistics, automotive management, and real estate. Founded in 1971, EBS is the oldest private business school with university status in Germany and its campus occupies several historic buildings, creating an inspiring environment.
The EBS Master in Management is ranked 12th worldwide in the 2016 Financial Times Global Masters in Management Rankings. EBS seeks to develop knowledgeable future leaders with skills having practical relevance. EBS has five core values; performance, responsibility, impact, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit.
This short-term exchange course is offered through our exchange partner, the European Business School, and is taught at the main EBS campus in Oestrich-Winkel (Frankfurt), Germany. This three-tiered course includes classroom lectures & case study analysis, corporate visits and cultural activities. During the first part of the course students will focus on the economic & political environment of international business in Europe. A complementary introductory German language course is also offered during this time. The second part of the course focuses on the following topics: social, economic and political issues in European business, corporate governance and leadership in European businesses, new markets in Eastern Europe, leadership styles and human Resource Management in Europe, and challenges in the competitive European business market.
Corporate visits: The European Council in Strasbourg, France and Opel car manufacturer.
Social activities include:
- A welcome cocktail in the original wine cellar of the campus castle to mingle with your fellow participants
- Sightseeing in different parts of Germany, connected to the company visits
- a wine tasting at a local winery
- A tour of a venerable old abbey, followed by the farewell BBQ on the last day of the programme.
GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at EBS. Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.
This program fulfills general elective credit for Master's and MBA programs. This program has also been pre-approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards other MBA concentrations or Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.
Admission to this course is restricted to graduate students in the School of Business.
Early-bird Application Deadline:
Monday, February 19, 2017*
*Students who submit their applications by February 19 will be eligible to receive a 100 euro discount on the EBS service fee.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
**Students applying to this program will also be required to complete EBS's online application (link HERE) by the February 26th deadline. Register under “New Applicant” and follow the instructions. When applying, have on hand to upload: your resume and a copy of your university transcript.
May 8 - 26, 2017
Program brochure: Business Summers Introduction.pdf
This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.
Cancellation Policy for Short-Term Abroad
Eligibility & Payment (GWSB Graduate)
Health Insurance for Short-Term Abroad
Pre-Departure, Health & Safety Orientation for Short -Term Abroad
Withdrawal & Refund Policy (GWSB Graduate)